Associate General Counsel
Fennie Wang is a lawyer turned entrepreneur in the blockchain field, where she’s worked on a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from stablecoins for humanitarian aid, to analyzing security tokens and cross-chain assets to educating legislators and regulators on blockchain. She currently serves as Associate General Counsel at Maker Foundation, part of the MakerDAO project behind the Dai stablecoin, a permissionless USD-pegged stablecoin backed by digital assets. Previously, she ran strategy at Bancor, a decentralized liquidity network. She is also a cofounder of ixo, a blockchain for tokenizing social impact outcomes.
Fennie is a US-qualified securities lawyer, who practiced securities enforcement and international capital markets in New York and London. She is involved in legal advocacy for the emergent token economy, as a blockchain advisor to New York State Assemblyman Ron Kim and as a contributing author to the United Nations Development Programme initiative “Migrant Nation.” She is a published author on digital identity in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Frontiers in Blockchain, as well as a contributing author to the book “Financial Services Revolution” (2020). She is also a working group coordinator at COALA, a blockchain and legal policy research group. Her academic interests in law and blockchain include the relationship between decentralization, governance and securities law regimes, the interplay between public (central bank issued) and private (company issued) currencies, local currencies and bottom-up inclusive finance, and the fundamental intersection between digital identity and digital transactions.
She started her career as a high yield research analyst at JPMorgan. In between Wall Street and law school, she founded a legal services non-profit in Uganda. She holds a law degree from Columbia University, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, and undergraduate degrees in business and legal studies from the University of California, Berkeley, with high honors.